Sunday, December 08 2013
Hollywood Turf Express Quotes
JOE TALAMO, BOAT TRIP, Winner: "It set up real well for him. My horse is real classy and did everything right. We kind of saved ground around the turn and when I took them on, he knew what to do. He got over the course great and has a real nice turn of foot."
FIELD TAKING SHAPE FOR GRADE I CASHCALL FUTURITY
A stellar field of as many as 12 2-year-olds have their sights set on the Grade I, $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, which will be run for the 33rd time Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track.
Bayakoa Stakes GII Quotes
JOEL ROSARIO, BROKEN SWORD, Winner: "I thought I was going to be in front--I knew she had speed. I tried to take the lead because I know she likes to run like that. I knew it was a tough race, but hopefully we had something left turning for home. She really did it easy. She was pinning her ears back and forth. I was very comfortable turning for home and I thought we had a pretty good chance to win."
Hollywood Starlet GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, STREAMING, Winner: "My filly was really sharp and I just let her break and was able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to go she gave me more. She was very impressive."
Friday, December 06 2013
STABLE NOTES - Thursday, December 5
ROSALIND, UNTAPABLE WORK FOR STARLET
Rosalind and Untapable, the top two contenders in Saturday’s $500,000-guaranteed Hollywood Starlet Stakes at 1 1-16 miles on Cushion Track, have completed their preparations for the Grade I.
UNBRIDLED’S NOTE MAKES BHP DEBUT IN TURF EXPRESS
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 5, 2013)—Unbridled’s Note, who was defeated by less than two lengths when fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 2, will make his Betfair Hollywood Park debut in the $100,000 Hollywood Turf Express Sunday.
Monday, December 02 2013
Matriarch GI Quotes
MARTIN GARCIA, EGG DROP, Winner: "The race set up as we planned. I let her break cleanly and she was running very comfortably and when I asked her to go she responded. (Discreet Marq) went by me very easily at the top of the stretch, but my filly never gave up and came back. That was a very tough race and she was able to get the job done.’’
Hollywood Derby GI Quotes
COREY NAKATANI, SEEK AGAIN, Winner: "I was extremely confident. Any time you see the Juddmonte colors and a horse shipping from England, you know they’re going to have a big turn of foot and it’s just a matter if they can handle the tighter turns. He seemed to handle it. (Gosden) said he had trained him on the left handed tracks before shipping him here. I was very excited to get the opportunity to get to ride again for Juddmonte and try to win a Grade I for them. My main thing was to try to get him into a rhythm, get him to break decently and get him in a rhythm. (Gosden) told me he had missed the break a couple of times and left himself with way too much to do. My main concern was to try to have a spot to run at and not get him stopped.’’
Saturday, November 30 2013
Miesque Stakes Quotes
VICTOR ESPINOZA, FULL RANSOM, Winner: "I didn't really have any plan going into the race, just leave her alone and make her happy. It just depended how she broke out of the gate. I took my time, swung her to the outside and it worked out well today."
Generous Stakes Quotes
JOE TALAMO, GLOBAL VIEW, Winner: "Before he left for Hong Kong, Gary Stevens (aboard for maiden win Oct. 27) told me a lot about this horse. He said this horse is very classy and pretty push-button. He sure was today. We had a great trip. I just took him to the outside and he did the rest."
Friday, November 29 2013
Citation Handicap Quotes
RAFAEL BEJARANO. SILENTIO, Winner: "It's hard to tell who won when they come down there like that. It was very, very close. I always try to put my horse's head down right on the wire. He had a great trip, but I had to take a chance at the three-eighths coming between horses because he wasn't handling the course 100 per cent and I didn't want to go around (Summer Front)."
$100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Grade III Quotes
EDWIN MALDONADO, MAJESTIC STRIDE, Winner: "That was the plan--to give Anillo (also trained by Jeff Bonde) a head start and sit second--but (Chosen Miracle) kind of pushed me the first quarter mile and I didn't want to put too much pressure on our other horse. I knew he was going to win today because he had a little trouble in his last race, the Breeders' Cup (Sprint). He's a nice horse."